The Commandery
The Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester, WR1 2HU


16 Feb 2019


10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Usual admission costs apply

Living History at The Commandery

Saturday 16 (10am – 5pm) and Sunday 17 February 2019 (10am – 4pm) 

Experience 2000 years of history from Vikings to Victorians. More than 150 re-enactors will bring the past to life with living history encampments, military displays, crafts and vintage vehicles.

Learn to wield a pike like a Parliamentarian, receive your rations, and discover forgotten children’s games in a beautiful building with an extraordinary history.

Organised by Worcester Re-enactors in partnership with and hosted by The Commandery.

Living History in Worcester is part of the Love Worcester Heritage Festival; a week of events in heritage venues across the City from 15th – 24th February 2018.


All day indoor activities
There will be displays and crafts running inside all day, including the Vikings, Medieval times, 17th Century, Napoleonic times, Victorian times, and World War One & Two.

All day outdoor activities
Outdoors in the Commandery’s grounds, you can visit: a Medieval living history camp, 17th Century living history camp, Napoleonic living history, World War Two living history camps, military/civilian vehicles, and see period drill displays, firing displays, medieval men at arms display, and Victorian lower classes.

Special displays and shows
A range of special displays and shows will be running in various locations across the day, including Tudor dance, musketry, and Punch and Judy. Scroll down to check the full schedule for Saturday.

Hourly Schedule

Saturday 16th February 2019

11:00 - 11:45am
17th Century Pike and Musket Drill
in the garden
12:00 - 12:30pm
Glorianna Tudor Dance Display
in the Great Hall
12:30 - 1:00pm
Medieval Combat
in the Herb Garden
1:00 - 1:30pm
Punch and Judy
in the Great Hall
2:00 - 2:30pm
Victorian Magistrate Court Session
2:30 - 3:00pm
Punch and Judy
in the Great Hall
3:00 - 3:30pm
Glorianna Tudor Dance Display
in the Great Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm
Napoleonic Musketry
in the garden
4:00 - 4:30pm
Firing through the ages / Mass Volley
in the garden


  1. Nathan Preedy 11 February 2019 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Saturday 16th February at 11:50 there will be a vintage steam train arriving into Shrub Hill station, bringing 450 people up from London for 4 hours in Worcester. If you get one of the re-enactors at the station to meet them and hand out flyers you may get a fair bit of business!

    • Rosie Smith 12 February 2019 at 2:57 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the tip, Nathan!

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